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Permanent Birth Control Video


Michael Bryan, MD practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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ASK THE EXPERT: Permanent Birth Control - Full Transcription

Text:     This video is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is not intended to provide professional medical advice or any other professional service. If medical or other professional assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Audio:  Opening Theme Music

Text:     Banner Health Presents:
             Ask the Expert
Text: Gracie Chavez
 Banner Health Correspondent

Image: Gracie Chavez, on-camera, interviews Dr. Bryan.

Audio:  “Hi Dr. Bryan. Thank you for joining us. What is permanent birth control?”

Text: Michael Bryan, MD
 Obstetrics and Gynecology
 Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

Permanent Birth Control

Image:  Michael Bryan, MD, speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “Permanent birth control is for a woman that has decided that she has completed her family and does not want any further children. And she’s 100-percent sure.” 

Image: Gracie Chavez, continues interviewing on-camera.

Audio:  “I heard Essure is one form permanent birth control. What is it?”

Image: Animation of the Essure procedure.

Image:  Michael Bryan, MD, answers.

Audio:  “Essure involves inserting a small, flexible coil into both fallopian tubes, which over the course of three months, insight a sterile inflammatory reaction within the fallopian tubes that eventually leads to scar tissue and blockage of the fallopian tubes. And it’s this blockage that prevents the fertilization of ovulated ovum.” 

Image: Gracie Chavez, on-camera, continues her questioning.

Audio:  “How is the procedure for Essure performed?”

Text: Permanent Birth Control

Image:  Michael Bryan, MD, answers.

Audio:  “First, the patient comes into the office. An anesthesiologist administers conscious sedation, makes the patient very comfortable. The OB-GYN inserts a speculum, sees the cervix, inserts hysteroscope, or a camera, that allows us to see the inside of the uterus and see where the fallopian tubes the uterus. And then insert the flexible coils into the fallopian tubes that will cause the blockage over the next three months .” 

Image: Gracie Chavez, on-camera, asks:

Audio:  “What should the patient expect after having the procedure done?”

Image:  Michael Bryan, MD, speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “After the Essure is performed, the inflammatory reaction within the fallopian tube takes about three months. Therefore, women need some form of reliable backup contraception for three months.

Image: Animation of uterus showing fallopian tube blockage.

Image:  Michael Bryan, MD, speaks on-camera.

Audio:  “Then they return and get an Essure confirmation test, or a hysterosalpingogram that visualize and confirms the complete blockage of the fallopian tubes. Then they know that they are 100% conctracepted and can enjoy intercourse without concern for unplanned pregnancies..” 

Image: Gracie Chavez, on-camera, asks:

Audio:  “What are the benefits of Essure?”

Text: Benefits:
• No Hospitalization
• No Incisions
• 10 – 15 Minute Procedure
• Return to activities the next day

Image:  Michael Bryan, MD, concludes on-camera.

Audio:  “The benefits of Essure procedure are that you do not require hospitalization. The procedure is done vaginally so there are no incisions. The procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes in the office of your doctor under IV conscious station. And besides some minimal cramping and spotting, most women are able to return to their normal activity the very next day. ” 

Text:    For more health information from Banner Health experts
            Please Visit or call Banner Health’s
            Physician Referral & Resource Line at 1(800) 230-CARE (2273).

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Page Last Modified: 02/22/2010
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